2017 is off to an amazing start, with a vastly expanded budget this month. With prices up about 50% compared to a month ago, we are confidently able to add to the team and fund larger expenses within a single month. The core team has completed its requests for the February budget cycle. The core team proposals constitute 80.0% of the maximum budget this month, and including community proposals, over 96% of the available budget is currently allocated. Below is an overview of February’s funding requests for the core team and the community sponsored proposals that are currently passing. The next superblock is scheduled for block 614792, which I estimate to occur at approximately 1pm (UTC) on Friday, February 3rd. If you have not already reviewed and voted on the proposals submitted throughout the month, there is still plenty of time to vote. Be sure to vote by Wednesday to see your votes counted. Ongoing Core Team Budget Items: Core Team Budget - 1,176 Dash (ongoing) Core Team Budget Requests: Dash Offices at SkySong https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-dash-offices-feb.12860/ This proposal funds office space at SkySong Innovation Center - 148.23 Dash Evolution Development Subcontractors https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-evolution-development-subcontractors-february.12865/ This proposal provides continued funding for additional subcontracted development resources to accelerate the delivery of Evolution - 801.29 Dash Public Relations https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-public-relations-february.12838/ This proposal seeks funding to provide for ongoing public relations services through our current PR firm, Wachsman PR - 404.71 Dash Infrastructure - Datacenter https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-infrastructure-datacenter-february.12866/ This proposal is to fund our ongoing infrastructure costs - 74.87 Dash DashCore Development https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-dashcore-development-february.12864/ This proposal extends the existing supplemental development resources dedicated to DashCore development - 346.31 Dash ICE Totally Gaming Conference https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-conferences-travel-ice-totally-gaming.12855/ This proposal is to fund Dash's participation at the ICE Totally Gaming Conference scheduled from February 7th-9th in London - 287.09 Dash Business Development - Major Exchange https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-business-development-major-exchange.12881/ This proposal funds the integration with a major exchange with fiat trading pairs - 2,183.06 Dash Marketing - International Outreach https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/...ernational-outreach-promotion-february.12837/ This proposal will provide continued funding for our language translators, funding for translating our wiki and videos, and is supporting marketing sponsorships - 178.21 Dash HR Consulation https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-admin-hr-consult.12870/ This proposal funds a third party review of the Core Team's HR processes surrounding 6 key areas - 360.06 Dash Other Community Sponsored Proposals Currently Slated to Fund: Dash Detailed https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-renew-dash-detailed-for-6-months.10589/ 123.00 Dash (payment #5 of 6) Dash Point of Sale https://www.dashcentral.org/p/dash-point-of-sale 165.00 Dash Dash Core for Fedora, CentOS, and Red Hat https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/...ra-centos-and-red-hat-enterprise-linux.12501/ 33.00 Dash (payment #2 of 3) Dash: Detailed Subtitles https://www.dashcentral.org/p/all-subs-now-cheaper 50.00 Dash (payment #1 of 2) The Crypto Show Sponsorship https://www.dashcentral.org/p/Sponsor-Crypto-Show 137.00 Dash (payment #1 of 3) Amanda at Anarchipulco https://www.dashcentral.org/p/evo-at-cryptopulco 139.00 Dash Dash Chat https://www.dashcentral.org/p/Dash-Chat 23.00 Dash Futuretech Podcast Sponsorship https://www.dashcentral.org/p/FutureTechPodcast 20.00 Dash NABTC Travel Reimbursement https://www.dashcentral.org/p/cnf-tnabc-mia-brian 66.00 Dash Sponsorship of the Cryptoverse https://www.dashcentral.org/p/cryptoverse-1 133.33 Dash (payment #3 of 3) Bitcuners Meetup Sponsorship https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/bitcuners-meetup-proposal.11863/ 16.00 Dash (payment #3 of 3) Unallocated funds: There is currently 284.63 Dash unallocated in this month's budget. For the full list of proposals, visit http://dashvotetracker.com/ Complete Budget (as of current voting rank): Note: USD conversion in the table assumes conversion rates noted in the new budget proposals (at the time they were submitted to the network), or the average exchange rate on the date the proposals were submitted, excluding any requested funds specifically for proposal reimbursement costs. Core team budget assumes a USD exchange rate of $15.112 as of January 29th. Existing fixed-duration budgets use the original exchange rate at the time of creation. Exchange rate risk is carried only by the proposer of these budgets and not by the network.